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    September 24, 2011
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you're in the cnn newsroom where the news unfolds. live this saturday, september 24th. three days after two american hikers were released from an iranian prison they remain in oman. their journey back home to the u.s. still unclear but there's confirmation avenue piece of good news. an engagement between sane bower and sarah shourd who was released last year. cnn obtained this photo from the happy couple from the envoy from the sultan of man. that's where they were reunited. bower and fatal are expected to speak sometime this hour from oman. in italy, prosecutors say the dna evidence they used to convict american amanda knox of murder is solid. knox is appealing a 26 year
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prison sentence for murdering fellow student. the defense has called the dna evidence in the case flawed. the appeals case is in its final stages. and back in the country a florida jury has convict ad millionaire developer in the death of his wife. they found bob ward guilty of second-degree murder. diane ward was found dead in their mansion back in 2009. at the time media reports said ward told a 911 operator quote, i just shot my wife. he contended that his wife was suicidal and that she was shot when the two struggled with a loaded gun. in california the jury has been selected for the trial of michael jackson's personal physician, dr. conrad murray. murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death. opening statements are expected on tuesday. that defunct satellite we've been talking about has finally crashed to earth in pieces.
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nasa says it fell somewhere over the pacific around midnight but the agency doesn't have the exact location. bonnie schneider is here in the "weather center" to give us an idea just where it might be. >> well, we had a good strong indication it would end up somewhere over the ocean. here's a look at the craft right now. you can see what it looked like. likely when it did plunge to earth it didn't look like this. usually with these orbital objects they tend to disintegrate a lot. they come in at a fast speed. we expect there are pieces of debris scattered most likely in the ocean. it will take a while for them to recover all these pieces. these objects move pretty quickly. you can see some pictures of what it looked like. looks like we'll get more information in terms of where the debris landed in the north pacific but that's the best indication we have that it happen somewhere off the west coast in the pacific ocean.
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>> difficult to tell, the earth made up a majority of ocean, of water. so much of that debris may have dissipated or crashed into the ocean. may never be recovered. >> it may take a long time for it to be recovered. there may be pieces we'll find for decades. at least it didn't hit over land and hit someone. i know people were concerned about that. >> no reports that that happened. big sigh of relief. we'll check back with you later. to washington now where all eyes are on the u.s. congress, the halls are fairly quiet today even though lawmakers have less than a week to pass some type of spending plan and if they don't, some government agencies could shut down. >> reporter: with lawmakers heading for the exits and after a long week of heated debate. >> that's the danger to this country is this $14 trillion
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deficit and $1.6 trillion we add to it every damn year. >> wake up. wake up. you can't kill these programs. this is the solution you are killing. >> reporter: congress leaves washington with no agreement on how to avoid another government shut down. why the holdup as the september 30th deadline looms? neither side is backing down. top republicans and democrats continue pointing fingers at each other. >> harry reid is holding a bill up with full funding of what is needed right now for no reason. no reason but for politics. again, this is why the people just don't have the respect for this institution and this town any more. >> can't understand their logic. i mean do they want the government to shut down? do they want fema to close? and fema will close. >> reporter: the house late thursday night narrowly pass ad short term spending bill that would keep the government funded through mid-november. the measure also includes what both sides say they care about most, your gently needed money
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for federal disaster relief in the wake of the recent floods, storms and wildfires. >> it is a reasonable, responsible approach. >> reporter: but that plan was quickly rejected by the senate. the democratic majority strongly opposed to house gop demands, the disaster aid be paid for or offset by cutting money for clean energy programs, including one linked to the now bankrupt solar company, solyndra. democrats contend these programs create jobs. >> is it really fair that to fund disaster relief we take american jobs? >> reporter: senator reid counted what senate democrats call a compromise. they will go along with the house measure in federal disaster relief less than senate democrats wanted but will not go along with the offsets in the house measures. the stalemate forcing at least the senate to put off part of its scheduled recess next week.
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we'll see about house to. >> and republicans who want to be president are out courting voters today. some of them are in florida where gop delegates are convening. our political reporter is there. peter, everyone knows florida is particularly important. how are these candidates trying to stand out? >> reporter: well, thursday night's debate right here in florida is part of this three day presidency five sponsored by the republican party. kind of reshaped the race. rick perry the front-runner was on his heels. so he spoke to voters here yesterday and again this morning and i was there and really tried to go on offense a little bit against mitt romney who came out of that debate looking pretty good. listen to what rick perry said to republican voters here in orlando. >> what americans are looking for isn't the slickest candidate, they are looking for an authentic, principled leader. [ applause ]
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think about it. you have seen what happens when our country chooses leaders who emphasize words over deeds. >> reporter: so there you see rick perry, you know, the republican front-runner really trying to cast romney as inauthentic, slick, not as conservative as rick perry. expect to hear a lot more of that's message coming out of the perry campaign over the next couple of weeks as they poke shoels in romney. >> there will be a trau poll that will take place a few hours from now and then how soon might we see results? >> reporter: we should be expecting results from the straw poll about 3,500 delegates are participating. around 5:00 or 6:00 eastern. in conversations with delegates throughout this conference over the last couple of days, rick perry's defense of this texas dream act he passed in 2001 as governor of texas which gave
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in-state tuition breaks raised some questions among delegates about rick perry in a met a bunch of folks who were supporting perry until that moment and now they are second guessing their support. perry is expected to win but we could see an upset. >> thank you very much. so from florida to michigan rick perry convenient the murder to mitt romney territory just a short time ago. perry and romney are both attending a michigan gop conference. romney was born in michigan and his father was a popular governor there. and according to bankrate.com 30 year mortgages are at a all time low. one study shows 60% of americans are questioning home ownership. why are mortgages causing so many hardships? financial expert has our financial fix later on this hour.
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it feels like a short cut, even through customs. that's what it feels like to be a member.
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anti-government protesters clashed again today in the capital of yemen. rifle fire and rockets exploding. two dozen people were killed today. many more injured according to medical sources there. yemen's president returned to his country just yesterday. after three months spent in saudi arabia recovering from an assassination attempt. the protesters want him out of office. in other international news. ceo of ubs resigned today. the swiss bank lost $2.3 billion in a rogue trading scandal.
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in germany a man is in custody after firing an air gun at some guard working security for the pope's visit. no one was hurt and the pope was never in danger. in the middle east now a palestinian authority say they are hoping for quick action on their bid for full united nations membership. the security council could take up the issue monday. palestinian authority president put forth the request yesterday at the u.n.. he and israeli prime minister addressed the u.n. general assembly. >> translator: it's time for the palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence. the time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of palestinian refugees in their homeland to end their displacement and to realize their rights. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful
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thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best to shape the future, but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> cnn senior state department producer is in new york. what's next with this palestinian request for u.n. membership? >> well, in the immediate term, president abbas arrived home victorious to his people and going to the u.n. security council. now he'll meet with his legal committee with various palestinian committees while the u.n. security council votes on -- not vote but addresses this issue on monday, consultations will be going on and it's a little bit unclear what president abbas will do. i've been told they are determined to go to a vote. they know the u.s. will veto and u.s. veto be damned we'll push
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this to a vote. they feel they have the nine vote majority. this could really for the u.s. hand and make them demonstrate that they are going veto but the u.s. is concerned about a lot of violence. u.s., arab, european union all pushing him to go another route, something he might go u.n. general assembly where we can seek observer status, nation status and that's an upgrade from what he has now. still, everyone is dancing on a pin right now trying to get something together so that president abbas won't do this. >> will it be odd, if abbas is not there come monday when the u.n. general assembly addresses it and there's a vote how strange will that be if abbas is no long irthere or does it matter? >> they are not going to vote on monday they will discuss it. they will have consultations. those consultations can go from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to a couple of months. it's what president abbas wants
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to do. if he says put to it a vote, certainly they can move it to a quick vote. he can let it brew for a little bit. see what the international committee comes up. they are trying to get this framework so he can go back to the table with the president of israel. he's really looking for them to sweeten the pot, up the ante so he can do whatever he wants. right now the rest of the world is dancing on the pin right now for president abbas. >> thanks so much. i know you'll be covering it throughout the week as well from new york. appreciate that. also coming up more on that push for palestinian statehood. friends from opposing sides of a decades long conflict actually find common ground. >> we need to find a common ground and you need to recognize the basic right of a people to rule themselves. unoccupied. >> i'm afraid that many jews that will hear you say what you
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just spoke will dismiss what you're saying, and will say oh, well he's been hanging without the palestinians too long. >> israeli and palestinian voices later on this hour. a list is out for the forbes 400. find out about the wealthiest americans next. boy ] hey, i thot these were electric? uh, it is, yeah, it's a chevy volt. so what are you doing at a gas station? well it still takes gas to go farther. but you're not getting gas. true. not this time. uh, don't have to gas up very often. so you have to go to the bathroom? no. yes you do. thought these were electric? yes, it's a uh, a chevy volt. so what are you doing at a gas station?
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing.
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this week "forbes" magazine released its top 400 list. it shows the wealthiest
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americans. bill gates followed by warren buffett. larry ellison. then charles and david koch. these brothers are in the news for financing some of the tea party. those billionaires don't have to worry about paying the mortgage, perhaps. the utilities. or even buying food. most of us do. it's the number one issue in american homes. getting your financial house in order. today in our weekly financial fix can you afford your home if you were to lose your job? a recent survey says 68% of americans would not be able to make home payments for more than nine months if they became unemployed. financial consultant joins us now with ways to protect your family and your home. okay. let's begin with some of those pros and cons of refinancing pap lot of folks think that will help me save some money so that no matter what i could afford my
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house. is it that simple? >> well, right now you can get refinanced good luck because it's tough. let's talk about the pros and cons. the spros if you can refinance your house you can get a lower monthly payment which is a great thing. also you mentioned about the 30 year fixed-rate. the 30 year and 15 rate are so close together that you can almost refinance your loan from a 30 to a 15 year loan, get a shorter payment and also have the same rate. also if you can pay your house earlier that's a great thing to do. that's wonderful. now some of the cons are that the credit markets are very tight and banks are very stinky with their money. they want to make sure you're a good risk. also the banks want to have high higher fica scores and a steady job. >> refinancing or trying to buy? >> also in refinance. they want to make sure you have a good stable job so they can
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refinance you. also they want to make sure you have positive equity. fair market value is above the loan amount. so they want to make sure that you're a good, good stable investment. >> oh, my goodness. so say you don't quite get the refinancing but you want to figure out other ways to slash that spending, safe a little money so you can put more in that rainy day fund. what are your suggestions? >> well absolutely. some of the things i want to talk about, people might want to do. carpooling is a great thing to do. a lot of people work 30 minutes, an hour from their job. you can save money that way. think about taking public transportation. counties spend a lot of money upgrading public transportation. that could be a good thing to do as well. in some instances you might need to sell your car. if you have a nice car sell your car and get a cheaper car. look at your insurance premiums for your house and medical. be careful. you don't want to lose great benefits but sometimes you can
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find ways to safe money like that. >> don't rule out taking on maybe another job, trying to figure out another way in which to earn extra income? >> absolutely. if you can find a job, the first job is great but if you can find a second job that's wonderful. getting a second job is great. some things you can do, if you have elderly parents in your neighborhood, take them to do chores, they will be happy to pay you. here in texas the sun is still out. cut yard. a lot of things you can do. also you can have a garage sale. you can sell some things on e-bay or craigslist. be creative. that's the kind of economy we're in. it's very tough. >> we're talking about trying to make sure you keep your home and salvage that portion of your lifestyle. what about if you happen to fall into that mortgage gap? what does it mean for you? >> if you're in a mortgage gap and things are tough, first thing do you is contact the mortgage company and let them know hey i'm in trouble dpoipt early. you never know.
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sometimes companies may have a plan to work with you to help you get out of your situation. in some instances if it's really bad you might want to consider putting your house on the market. do it early. right now is tough. >> there's the problem in trying to sell your home. and getting something for it. >> i know. i know. believe it or not there are some houses being sold out there. find yourself good agent and they can help you out. finally you might look into moving with some family members. if you can save your house, instead of going to buy another one or renting, maybe you can live with your parents or maybe you live with your family members. i know that might be tough to do. they may say i'm not having you come back but maybe six months to a year you can save yourself some extra money. >> it's tough. maybe you're suggesting too, you move back home or you move in with someone and then you rent out the house that you have so that you didn't necessarily lose, you know, that property if you do own a house? >> that's a great idea.
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rent out your house. that's a great idea. have that person pay the note for you. have the money that you're saving living with your parents or your friends and try to build up your emergency found get yourself caught back up. that's a great idea also. i like that. thanks so much. helping folks to keep their homes, the biggest asset that many of us will ever have, right? >> the biggest asset on most people's balance sheets. housing rates have taken a big hit over the last couple of years. eventually they will get better over time. but a lot of excess inventory out there. take time to clear it out. >> fantastic. we'll see you again tomorrow too. you'll help us tuned markets and what to expect in the next work week. we look forward to seeing you and of course you may still have a few other questions for eric. get more information by going to his website. fall officially kicked off on friday coinciding with that
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the cultural landscape foundation has released its 2011 landslide list. of the 12 most endangered landscapes, scenic spots at risk. they include the sonoran desert in arizona. one of the world's most diverse desert habitats. the 25 acre mcmillan park in washington, d.c. the gardens of the privately owned yarbrough residence in columbus, georgia and a 50 mile stretch of the ohio river corridor in kentucky. find out about four more land skaps that made that list. in america, we believe in a future
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before the break, we named four endangered landscapes and we promised we would bring the others as well. here's a look at the four other places on that want list. the 25 acre afton villa gardens in louisiana. the saugatuck dow jones in michigan. weequahic park in new jersey. 80 acre lake that as excessive algae growth because of runoff and union chapel in ohio. it sits on 16.5 acres and was a meeting place for socialist activist indicating back to the women's suffrage era.
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we'll have more of the list coming up. some of the most endangered landscapes in america. >> yeah. i didn't know there were some at risks. >> didn't earth. that's incredible. there's a list of 12. we brought you eight so far. how are you doing? >> i'm well. wonderful to be here. >> good. so now we're in fall. >> we are. . first weekend of fall. fall brings us outside to bring a lot of activities. there's one caveat. a pesky area of low pressure that's been sitting cut off from the jet stream. when a low is cut off from the jet stream it doesn't move. that's why you're seeing so much rain across the ohio valley and eastern seaboard. more rain is expected. this front will tap into that tropical moisture. that pulls more rain ahead and unfortunately it means more wet weather. let's take a look at the radar. yes it is raining right now across many areas. you can see the rain kind of just offshore here clipping the carolinas.
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then as we zoom in further north and east lots of heavy rain just off the jersey shore. coming down heavy and hard in maryland and delaware and clipping new york city. you'll still need your umbrella there. here's where it's very heavy and you may want to sit inside and wait until the storms past. along eastern north carolina including the outer banks. heavy thunderstorms coming through right now. more rain down through south carolina. see some of that sweeping up into the myrtle beach area. we mentioned how it is fall. we'll see some changes in the forecast. what's happening is we have high pressure coming in right over parts of the upper midwest and that's making a big difference in our temperatures for today. so chicago you'll only see a high of 60 degrees. cool and crisp and comfortable. i like the cooler weather. let's check it out tonight. not ready for that? temperatures right now 59 in minneapolis, 59 in chicago. but as we go into the overnight period this is one of the first cooler nights down to 43 degrees in kansas city. you'll need your heavy fall
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jacket for that l. it's getting cooler quickly. >> i have to ease into temperatures that dip into that. >> do you? >> 70s right now and work our way down. >> we have a ways to go. >> i know. >> all right. thanks so much. >> all right. so bonnie we talked about the 12 most endangered landscapes of 2011. i already gave you eight of them. last edition. elm grove in oregon. first planned residential community and site of 250 trees in danger by elm disease. and fallingwater, pennsylvania. a house is protected as a national historic landmark. natural landscapes surrounding the house is dwindling due to an invasion of nonnative plants. the blue ridge escarpment in south carolina home to rare
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plants and more tree species than in all of europe is actually endangered by urban sprawl and wilderness battlefield in virginia a civil war landmark. union general grant and robert e. lee fought there back in 1864. we thought we would bring you the 12 most endangered landscapes in america. that defunct satellite we've been talking about all week has finally crashed to earth. nasa says the six ton spacecraft fell to the earth in pieces. somewhere over the pacific ocean. around-month. the space agency hasn't pinpointed the exact location. speak of falling objects a california man is gearing up for repairs after a meteorite hit his roof last month. >> huge impact zone of about
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4 1/2, six feet around. >> faster than a bullet. hit him at 20,000 miles per hour. >> the meteorite shattered a beam on the roof. the homeowner said two more inches would have fallen into his granddaughter's bed. 12 jurors and five alternates have been selected for trial of michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray. opening statements gets under way on tuesday. prosecutors contend that murray gave jackson an over dose of a powerful anesthetic which led to the singer's death. and amanda knox is fighting for her freedom in an italian court. she's appealing a 26 year prison sentence for murdering a fellow student. today prosecutors vigorously
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defended the dna evidence used to convict her. the defense calls it flawed and amanda's mother, well she remains hopeful. >> i think we're more helpful than we've ever been. a lot of people here are telling us don't worry it's going great. you're going to take her home. nice to hear that from a lot of people. >> new york is home to many immigrant communities, among them palestinians and israelis. closely following events at the nearby united nations. cnn susan candiotti met with two friends from opposing sides of a decades long conflict to discuss the palestinian bid for statehood. >> estate sales. >> as a new york artist, she shapes odd pieces of glass into beautiful mosaics. born in the u.s., she's a mom whose palestinian parents fled to the u.s. when israel seized the west bank during the six day
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war in 1967. >> this is the medal of valor that my father received for his role in the 1973 yum kippur war. >> his parents moved from israel to new york when he was 13. >> she's a recent college grad now working in real estate. they represent two generations and different points of view on mid east issues but yet both agree it's time to say yes to a palestinian state. >> symbolically saying we're a people, we have a right to exist, we have a right to self-determination. >> they met through the dialogue project, a group that bring together new yorkers on posing sides of the middle east conflict. these days bid for palestinian statehood is taking center stage. >> need to recognize the basic right of a people to rule themselves unoccupied. >> i feel happy when i hear him voicing that but i get worried
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because i'm afraid that many jews that will hear you say what you just spoke will dismiss what you're saying and will say oh, well he's been hanging out with the palestinians too long. >> when you hear what haifa just said do you worry what people will think about you? >> i do believe sitting down with the dialogue and really putting human faces like haifa and her family and families that's in the west bank and my family in the north of israel that when you see that there is human beings on the other side you can no longer hold extremist views as if it's a black and white game. >> finding that elusive middle ground to create a palestinian state. can it happen? >> once recognition and a peace deal is made, it might take some time and some more heartache but
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it's much better than the sceneoff conflict, of more death. >> do we want our children to inherit a generation of conflict, is that what we want? and it isn't for me. so that's a place to talk and to have hope. >> hope like a mosaic can bring together divergent views to create a framework for permanent peace. susan candiotti, cnn new york. >> he is an actor and activist. gary does all he can to support american military families while working on his hit television show. do you know the year he actually joined the csi new york cast. 2004, 2005, 2008 or perhaps even 2009? the answer when we come back.
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he's a big advocate of. he had and women in uniform. actor gary sinise, you may know him as lieutenant dan from the days of forest gump. since 2004 he has actually been a big star on "csi new york" and last night that show started its new season with an emphasis on 9/11.
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>> it's a powerful, powerful episode, wonderful episode, one of my favorites that i've ever done in eight seasons and i was able to bring some of the wonderful family members, 9/11 family members of our first responders and some very dear friends of mine that i met over the years together at the wall on the day that we shot and they are featured in the episode as well and it's an episode that pays tribute to those that we lost on that day. it also looks at my central character and what he was doing the morning of september 11th, 2001. it flashes back to that day and takes place also on september 11, 2011. you go back and forth and you see what the team members were doing on that day. >> you're involved in so many projects but no one can forget lieutenant dan. ever since then we have seen you associated in so many different ways with advocacy for military vets. it has to be very gratifying but
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at the same time be very heavy on your heart, is it not? >> we've stress this military for the last ten years and they are working very hard. whether they are on the front page or not they are still out there work in the dark of night around the world doing very dangerous things and getting, they are getting hurt. we have a lot of people losing, you know, parts of their bodies with these ieds and various bombings that's going on there. so our service members continue to sacrifice and their families continue to sacrifice and i just go out to try to make sure that they know they are appreciated and not forgotten and that there are people that care about what they do for us, and want to continue to support them and help them get through these difficult times. >> you're wearing a lot of hats as an advocate. as an actor. and then we see you playing guitar with your band, lieutenant dan band. what's that like? you know, do you feel like even though you know the efforts are
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going to a good cause, you're raising money and helping people to feel good how does it make you feel good when you're on stage. >> well certainly if -- i wouldn't do it as much or as often as do i if i didn't feel that it was making a difference. if you felt that it wasn't benefiting anybody then why would i spend all this time doing it. so i do see that entertaining our troops, building their, boosting up their morale by showing up for a wounded warrior event which i did just this past weekend. i was in buford, south carolina for a big wounded warrior support event up there and then i went up to camp lejeune for the troops at the marine base up there. we gave them a great time. i see a lot of smiling faces out there. i know it makes a foundation. i started my own foundation, the gather sinise foundation. i've been involved in so many
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efforts in the last ten years. it just -- i needed to do more. so i created a foundation to help guide people to organizations, to help raise additional funds to support some of the programs that i'm creating and working on throughout the year. like i said, i've been involved with maybe 25, 30 wonderful organizations that have popped up to try to fill the gaps and fill the needs of our military service members and our first responders. >> that's why it's amazing to hear you say you felt you needed to do more. because you got your band. you got your foundation. you've been involved as the national spokesperson for the american vets disabled for life memorial which will be unveiled in the shah to of the u.s. capitol sometime next year. how is that project coming along? what's your expectation when that's done. >> the americans disabled for life memorial, the project has been in the works for quite some time. can you go the american veterans disabled for life memorial
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website and you can see the beautiful design. we broke ground for it just before veterans day last, this past year. and the dedication, you know, project will be completed on veterans day 2012. this is to northern all the disabled veterans who have sacrificed over the years in service to our country and given up pieces of themselves hasn't had to live with those scars of war for the rest of their lives. >> learn more about the gary sinise foundation and other foundations he supports by is going to my blog or facebook or check me out at twitte twitter @fwhitfield. honey nut c.
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accuses it of overcharging the government for muffins. government inspectors claim hilton charged $16 for every muffin served at a u.s. justice department conference. hilton says the $16 per person charge included fresh fruit, coffee and juice as well. as the now infamous muffin plus tax and gratuity. the gloves are coming off in the republican presidential race. this morning texas governor rick perry called his rival mitt romney slick. and inauthentic. perry joins romney at a gop conference in romney's home state of michigan today. another republican presidential candidate is trying to explain a controversial moment from thursday night. rick santorum said he didn't hear the audience booed when a gay soldier asked a question about don't-ask, don't-tell. santorum says even though he wants the don't-ask, don't-tell
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eat or pay that bill. we don't have retirement. we don't have a job. >> the parent are supposed to be in better position than the children. >> from a six figure income they say the last few years have been a downward spiral. they've had to sell off jewelry and nicer cars they owned. even the home they are living in they are trying to sell to survive. neither would have expected to be living on the poverty line. >> we were both in real estate. we were both real estate agents, investors, and we made some good money. and with new regulations in real estate and different laws and just the amount of foreclosures on the market it took our business away. >> their story is an example of the millions of americans who have slichd into what census bureau defines as poor, a family of four making less than $22,000. john and katrina have been living on their savings for the